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Worst team names in sports

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Carolina Panthers: Having Panthers as a nickname is like owning a 1990 Ford Taurus: It fills its purpose, but there's nothing remotely interesting about it.

hey don't knock tauruses. when i pull up in this bad boy, it's serious business.

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Not every nickname is supposed to be scary - some are purely for local history. Who is scared of a Jazz? A Twin? A steel worker? A beer brewer?

Some are/were a combination of intimidating mascots + history: Chicago Bulls, Charlotte Hornets, Minnesota Vikings for examples.

Some are just nonsensical... Banana Slugs, Wizards, etc.

For some reason, weather nicknames rub me the wrong way. Thunder, Heat, Hurricanes, Lightning. I don't know why.

All the lakes in LA, lions in Detroit, saints in Nola, titanic sized people in TN, et al Really back up the argument about no panthers in the Carolinas.

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Some are just nonsensical... Banana Slugs, Wizards, etc.

they still make more sense than you

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Awww shucks I have a stalker.

Wanna hang out and talk about how the Panthers should emulate the Eagles' free agent moves and be as successful as them?

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I don't think the team actually uses the Panther enough in its packaging. Sure it's the logo, but that's about the end of it. The Vikings have their whole thing, and the Eagles and Bucs are also good at working in the stuff their team is named after. Even the Falcons pay tribute to their mascot by flying high above the radar and diving at the last minute.

Panthers are awesome animals and they should work that in more to how the team is presented.

Could be because there aren't actually any panthers in the Carolinas.

Yes there are.

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Interesting list. I think the B*****s should have been number 1 though. GO HORNETS.

Also I like the Panther nickname. I always have.

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no you don't. there are 3 cats (jaguar, leopard, cougar) that can be classified as panthers, and none are native to NC. there used to be cougars throughout North America but they're now extinct in all but the west coast and southern tip of Florida.

Well, they're not officially extinct in NC and are, in fact, on the endangered species list. There are no known population centers in NC and many biologists do believe the Eastern Cougar to be extinct with only the Florida Cougar still remaining.

There are still numerous "sightings" reported annually.

info:

http://www.ncwildlife.org/Portals/0/Learning/documents/Profiles/Cougar.pdf

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Well, they're not officially extinct in NC and are, in fact, on the endangered species list. There are no known population centers in NC and many biologists do believe the Eastern Cougar to be extinct with only the Florida Cougar still remaining.

There are still numerous "sightings" reported annually.

info:

http://www.ncwildlife.org/Portals/0/Learning/documents/Profiles/Cougar.pdf

There was a show on Animal Planet years ago where a cougar was spotted in one of the eastern NC swamp areas.

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There was a show on Animal Planet years ago where a cougar was spotted in one of the eastern NC swamp areas.

Well that settles it then. An animal common to the area..

But actually I see more possums around here.

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